Clarity today - (5/2 7:45AM). Less brown than yesterday but not looking great.
The Yellowstone has less than 6 inches of visibility today in town (and brown). Pine Creek web came doesn’t look much better. Tomorrow and Friday might have a window as CFS is on the drop, and then it looks like CFS might be coming back up by the weekend. Give us a call for a clarity report anytime. Most trips are headed to the lower but the upper could come around by this weekend. Lot of anglers have been fishing the MO or the Bighorn as well with good success. 1-406-222-7130.
CFS prediction for the next few days...
A 90 pounder to the boat... Photo: George Anderson
The Tarpon fishing has been feast of famine in Florida this year. There has been windy weeks where the fishing has been so tough that anglers are quitting early or not going out at all, and calm days with happy laid-up fish ready to be fed. In general, the fishing in the keys has been more consistent than the fishing in Boca Grand, however as we roll into May more fish should be moving up the coast.
The new G. Loomis Asquith 9'#11-weight in action... Photo: George Anderson
George has been fishing the new G. Loomis Asquith 9′#11-weight this year and really enjoying it. He’s tried a handful of lines and putting them through the paces, including the Rio Directcore Flats Pro, the Scientific Angler’s Amplitude Grand Slam, and the Scientific Anglers Amplitude Tarpon line. So far his favorite line to match the 9′#11 Asquith has been an Amplitude Tarpon WF-12-F SA. He tried both the Rio Directcore Flats Pro WF-11-F, and WF-12-F, however these were heavier than the SA lines, making the Rio WF-11-F the better match up of the two. Rio says these new lines have no memory, but they do have some. If you are going with an Amplitude Grand Slam, then stick with a WF-11-F.
Vann Gravage with 50 pounds of keys chrome... Photo: Ted Christie
Dan Slack with a nice Upper Madison brown... Photo: Josh Edwards
The Yellowstone isn’t looking so hot right now. With almost no visibility we are sending trips to the Paradise Valley Spring Creeks, local private lakes, and the Madison. Give us a call if you’d like to book a trip! 1-406-222-7130.
Clarity through Livingston yesterday (4/29 at 11:31AM)
Clarity down low yesterday (4/29 at 11:28AM)
Jeff Stevens with a birthday brown! Photo: John Bond
The River has been in and out of clarity the past few days. Those who have been willing to get out and try however have caught some nice fish… Give us a call if you’d like to book a trip! 1-406-222-7130.
JR Stevens with a yellow Dragon eater... Photo: John Bond
John Bond with another Dragon eater... Photo: David Lamer
Clarity at 9th street today, (4/26 at 7:36AM)
Clarity in town is slightly better than yesterday and worth a shot. Your best bet today is likely throwing streamers tight to the bank for a big one instead of trying to catch a lot of fish. Looks like we may have a rising river this weekend, but things could drop and be clearing with a shot of caddis Monday/Tuesday. Forget about floating below the Shield’s for a while. Give us a call for the latest report or to book a trip. 1-406-222-7130.
Hydrologic prediction for the next few days...
Clarity at 9th street today (4/15 7:35AM)
Clarity today is looking better than yesterday. Pine Creek web cam is also looking better, although hard to see in the morning light. If you are up for pounding the banks with streamers, the Yellowstone could be worth a shot – especially if you are just buddy fishing. Not sure if the clarity is quite ready for guided trips however, we are sending our trips to the Paradise Valley Spring Creeks, lakes, or the Madison for better clarity today.
Dan Slack with a nice DePuy's rainbow... Photo: MT Jed
Clarity at 9th street island today (4/22 at 7:30AM)
Clarity in town is worse than yesterday. From the looks of the Pine Creek web cam we have brown water coming. With CFS on the Lamar and Corwin coming up today might be the last day to give it a whirl for a while. We did talk to a few Yellowstone River clean-up boats that they saw a few caddis already.Keep an eye on the CFS charts for a dropping river or give us a call for the latest report as things can change. If the river is muddy we’ll be looking to fish the spring creeks, local private lakes, and the Madison. 1-406-222-7130.
Billman Creek kicking in a little mud near Sacajawea park today (4/22 7:38AM)
Clarity today (4/21 7:40AM) still green, but a bit dirtier than yesterday
The river is still green in town however it is muddy below the Shield’s. It looks like CFS is starting to creep up and Pine Creek looks a little dirtier than yesterday. If we have another hot day we could be looking at some mud coming. The Lamar hasn’t spiked yet but it is certainly coming up. It’s also a little windy over here today.
Today is the Yellowstone River Clean-up! If you have time to lend a hand meet at 9:30AM at the Civic Center in Sacajawea Park. If you are running late you can still pick up trash on the river and bring it back to the Civic Center by 2:00. There will also be a boat clean up station set up to clean your boat after having trash or metal in it. Thanks in advance to any volunteers!
Clarity today at Carters (4/20 - 7:45AM) Green is good...
Clarity looks good in town today and has been roughly the same for the past few days. The Shield’s river is still muddy, making down low “iffy” at best. Quite a few boats have been fishing somewhere in the Emigrant to 89 section. Billman creek has been making town a little dirty from where it enters near the lumbar yard. Looks like a good day to get out and fish!
Clarity today at Carters (4/20 - 7:45AM) Green is good...
Come on down!
This Saturday is the Annual Yellowstone River Clean-up. It looks like good weather this year some come on down and lend a hand if you can. Large trash bags will be provided. Bring your gloves, friends, and a boat if you have one. There will be a boat clean up station set up after you dump whatever trash you found in the boxes. There’s no better way to get some good river karma than helping clean it up!
A solid boat load...